MOORE, Okla., May 22, 2013 Executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin today announced the national launch of celebrity social media campaign with Melissa Rivers and Actress Taryn Manning to raise much needed funds for animal rescue efforts and disaster relief in Moore, OK. Benjamin will match a portion of funds collected on www.AnimalTornadoRelief.com and donate to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. “The disasters that struck Moore Oklahoma are emotionally shattering,” said Benjamin. “And while immediate efforts are being made on the ground to rescue animals in danger, recover lost animals, reunite families with their pets and rebuild the community, I can’t help but take action on what needs to be done. The awe of the situation struck the hearts of Americans, which is why it is so powerful that an ADRF fundraising campaign with Melissa Rivers and Taryn Manning be launched so people from around the country can find ways help – big or small. Through the unwavering efforts of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the American Dog Rescue Foundation, there is no doubt that we will make a difference in the aftermath of this devastation. Never has one click been so meaningful to thousands of lives – both animal and human.” The funds raised from the celebrity campaign will assist to alleviate the costs accumulated from the immediate actions taken during the disaster relief including but not limited to staff, material and supply costs. In 2011, Benjamin was instrumental in the disaster relief efforts in Joplin, MO, launching a national campaign to support the local animal rescue and recovery teams and provide immediate onsite emergency shelter and veterinary medicine. In conjunction with Joplin Animal Control, the Humane Society of Missouri, Humane Society of the United States and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Benjamin’s call to action supported the operation of shelters for homeless persons and their pets to ensure that as many animals as possible received necessary and prompt attention. For more information on the American Dog Rescue Foundation fundraising efforts for Moore, OK, visit the American Dog Rescue Foundation page www.AnimalTornadoRelief.com. […]
American Dog Rescue Foundation founder Arthur E. Benjamin stopped by “D: The Broadcast” in Dallas to discuss ADRF’s many efforts to help soldiers with post-traumatic stress and other combat-related conditions. Arthur brought Bandit along for the ride as well, and helped explain the value he’s seen in having Bandit as a service dog in his own life. Click here to view the full segment.
Deborah Hoffman was featured this month in the Houston Chronicle, highlighting her passion of rescuing dogs from the so-called “Corridor of Cruelty” in Houston through the Corridor Rescue organization. Her recent appearance on American Dog Rescue’s “For the Love of Dogs” TV show can be seen here:
Things are certainly looking up for sweet little Roxy, recently rescued from death row at the Forth Worth Animal Shelter. Roxy’s new mama Kelly found her on a website of death row dogs and knew she had to do something. The trek from Texas to New York took some time, as well as financial support. American Dog Rescue Foundation gladly chipped in to help create this happy ending. She was a bit nervous on the ride home but was kissing me all the way,” proud mama Kelly said. “Her way of saying thank you I believe.”
Arthur E. Benjamin, inspired by an urgent plea from best-selling Author Dennis Lehane, will assist in the search for beloved furry family member, Tessa BROOKLINE, MA (January 8, 2013) – Arthur E. Benjamin, Founder of the American Dog Rescue Foundation, inspired by the heartfelt plea from best-selling author Dennis Lehane, will assist in the search for beloved furry family member, “Tessa.” Missing since Christmas Eve, Benjamin is launching an all-out search via social media, a database of thousands by email outreach, local shelters, and fellow animal lovers across the country to help find Tessa Lehane. The plot kicked off December 24, 2012, when Lehane, a 47-year-old author of books including “Mystic River” and “Gone, Baby, Gone,” discovered rescue Beagle Tessa had escaped from his yard after an outdoor gate latch did not completely lock. Lehane and his wife adopted the 4-year-old beagle not long ago from South East Beagle Rescue in Florida. Before that, Tessa was a stray in Georgia. With the help of American Dog Rescue Foundation’s bandwidth, including website www.americandogrescue.org, respective Facebook pages and other media outlets, Benjamin hopes to bring resolution to the weeks of mystery and worry brought to Mr. and Mrs. Lehane over their missing pet. The crime novelist is offering a monetary reward, and has agreed to name a character in his next book after whoever finds Tessa. “I extend my heartfelt thanks to Arthur and the American Dog Rescue Foundation,” said best-selling author Dennis Lehane. Arthur E. Benjamin is a well-known activist, who is involved with several dog rescue and placement organizations, including Nowzad Dogs, the first and only animal rescue organization serving the dogs and cats of Afghanistan. Named “Operation Homeward Bound,” Benjamin has orchestrated efforts between soldiers from the Michigan Army Reserve, Nowzad, and his American Dog Rescue to relocate dogs from the Middle East to the U.S. Benjamin’s American Dog Rescue Foundation is also committed to stopping the illegal meat trade in Thailand, which began with a puppy named “Sea Lion.” Benjamin partnered with the Education and Animal Rescue Society (EARS) in Dallas, Texas, and luckily found a foster willing […]
NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2012) – American Dog Rescue Foundation contributed to and helped raise more than ,500,000 for The HSUS Animal Rescue Team on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 during The Humane Society’s To the Rescue! Gala, held at Cipriani in New York City. Worldwide executive, philanthropist, founder of the American Dog Rescue Foundation and National Council Member of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Arthur E. Benjamin is a major, recognized supporter spearheading various animal related endeavors all over the world. Additional guests and animal lovers in attendance included Gala Co-Chairs Amanda Hearst, Annie Churchill and Georgina Bloomberg; HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle; Actress Rose McGowan; NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Artist Colbie Calait; Ellen DeGeneres; and many more charitable people, all coming together to support a wonderful cause. According to Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, “Arthur Benjamin is the sort of person who emerges on the scene, and has an electric effect on an organization and its donors. Arthur has jump started our disaster response efforts in Haiti, our national campaign to crack down on puppy mills, and our global campaign to end Canada’s slaughter of baby seals. We are a different, better, more effective organization because of his involvement and leadership philanthropy.” Earlier this year Benjamin donated ,000 toward the completion of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) national rescue vehicle which saves thousands of dogs each year. Ready to respond at a moment’s notice, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team assists law enforcement agencies with investigation, evidence collection, and animal seizure as well to coordinate animal care, sheltering, and relocation. To help support American Dog Rescue please visit www.americandogrescue.org. American Dog Rescue Foundation (ADRF) ADRF is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501©(3) organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. ADRF is committed to placing healthy dogs in permanent homes that are the right fit for the animal and its family. Donations can be made by visiting www.americandogrescue.org/donate or calling (801) 944-3023. The Humane Society of the United States […]
DALLAS, DECEMBER 18, 2012: A Thai puppy destined to become another victim of the illegal dog meat trade has become an international ambassador for suffering dogs worldwide thanks to the American Dog Rescue Foundation in Dallas working to enable a collective effort of animal advocacy groups in three cities across the globe. On December 20, Nam Mow, otherwise known as “Sea Lion” will begin his long journey from Bangkok, Thailand, to his forever home in Melbourne, Australia, via a six-month stay in an EARS (Education and Animal Rescue Society) foster home in Dallas, U.S.A. Sea Lion will arrive in Dallas, TX, in time for the holidays on December 21, 2012. Sea Lion, named for the gait of his walk having been born in Thailand with deformities in his legs, was one of two surviving puppies to a mother who was stolen, crushed in a chicken crate with countless other dogs and suffered a severe lack of nutrition. Plucked from a certain death by the Thai rescue group Soi Dog Foundation, a mother of two in Australia, Ellie Harris, wanted to support the incredible work of the Soi Dogs and on visiting their Bangkok shelter had an instant connection with Sea Lion and vowed to take him home to Australia. In battling the Australian quarantine laws, Harris spent weeks contacting foster homes across the world to see if they would help her. Philanthropist and founder of American Dog Rescue, Arthur E. Benjamin, heard about her quest and immediately agreed to find Sea Lion a home in the United States. Partnering with EARS, Benjamin found a foster in Dallas willing to take Sea Lion for his six months of quarantine. “The story of Sea Lion shows the great lengths to which people will go, to save the lives of animals,” said Benjamin. “When animal welfare groups on three continents come together to rescue one animal it speaks volumes about the power of the international community working as one. Sea Lion is one of the lucky ones, but if his story can help raise awareness of the desperate need to cull the barbaric […]
Dallas culture, society and and lifestyle publication GrandLuxe has highlighted the philanthropic efforts of Arthur E. Benjamin in its December issue. To check out the full article, please click here.
American Dog Rescue founder Arthur E. Benjamin is featured on the cover of the December issue of Living Magazine in North Texas. A full version of the article can be downloaded by clicking here.
Few of us could imagine what it’s like to be stabbed and left for dead. In the case of Hope – a shocking example of the depths of animal cruelty – those wounds were just the beginning. Hope’s torturers also bound her muzzle with electrical tape, her tongue left hanging helplessly in a position in which she could neither drink nor pant to cool off. So there she was, left to die in the brutal Texas heat in July by someone with unimaginable motives. But Hope is a survivor and was also fortunate to have good people find her and come to her rescue before it was too late. She’s since made a full recovery and has even been adopted into a forever home. Whoever perpetrated this heinous act, however, remains at large. The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction stood at ,000 – until American Dog Rescue Foundation’s Arthur E. Benjamin became involved. “I decided to add an extra ,000 to the reward,” Arthur said. “It is my sincere hope that this added reward will be the incentive needed to finally bring a criminal like this to justice – our animals can’t truly be safe until that happens.” The additional ,000 reward is being offered through Friday, October 5, 2012. If you have any information about Hope’s case, please call the Parker County Sheriff at 817.594.3213 to report and qualify for the reward. Or, you can call American Dog Rescue at 888.262.4753 to anonymously report information. To see a local TV news story about Hope, please click below to view. For more coverage of Hope’s story and American Dog Rescue’s sponsorship of an increased reward, please visit the following links: Culture Map Dallas My Sweet Charity Weatherford Democrat Dallas Morning News Fort Worth Star-Telegram